Student-Athletes Send Cards to Soldiers
Wilmore, KY—Asbury student-athletes had a unique opportunity to send Christmas Cards to soldiers overseas on Tuesday, Dec. 2. A room was set-up in the Luce Center for all student-athletes to come and create a card that will be sent to a soldier stationed overseas during the Holiday Season.
The event was organized by women's basketball sophomore Brooke Jensen, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and the athletic department. Asbury is using the non-profit organization "A Million Thanks" to distribute the letters. Asbury Athletic Director Gary Kempf thought that this opportunity was a great way for student-athletes to give back.
"There are so many people that have to spend the Christmas season apart from their families, and some of them don't get anything sent to them. This is such a fantastic opportunity to share the blessings we have, and say thank you to those that fight for our country."
Asbury student-athletes made 61 cards that will be shipped to A Million Thanks' headquarters in California before being distributed to soldiers. Jensen, who helped organize the event, said the idea came to her after the SAAC committee was trying to think of ideas of volunteer projects for the Holiday season. Jensen then took the idea and ran with it.
"I found a website online, www.amillionthanks.org, that sends cards to soldiers overseas or even to veterans here in the US. All they ask of us is to write or make cards to these soldiers to encourage, thank, and support them."